Grants Pass woman gets ‘Hallmark movie moment’ thanks to local store

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —One Grants Pass woman, says she had a “hallmark movie moment,” all thanks to a local clothing store. Wild Rogue Emporium in downtown Grants Pass was getting ready for the annual holiday window decorating contest.

The centerpiece for the display was a custom pink dress with a gold skirt.

The dress caught the eye of 23-year-old Michaela Loraditch. Her sister and mother quickly took her into the store to try it on.

Like a Christmas miracle, the dress from the display fit perfectly. The women’s boutique decided to sell her the dress, even though it was the focus of the window decorating contest.

“We said absolutely, we don’t need it for this silly contest, she had already made our Christmas wishes come true,” said the store owner, Jan Bertaggia.

“Just their generosity was amazing, it’s just one of the most wonderful stores I’ve ever been in,” said Loraditch.

She wore the dress to take a photo with Santa at the mall.

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Jenna King
NBC5 News Reporter Jenna King is a Burbank native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at the U of O, she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through interning with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors, or binging on the latest Netflix release.